Raleigh RX Race Review
Raleigh RX Race
Words by Paul Horta-Hopkins
Getting the Heron Dirty – a review of the Raleigh RX Race cyclocross bike.
Most people have heard of Raleigh. They’ve produced bikes for everyone, from your very first bike all the way up to race-winning, pro-bikes. After a few years away from the race scene, they recently returned with a bang and a great range of bikes, which certainly caught our eye at the NEC Cycle Show in 2013.
Being true to their racing heritage, Raleigh are putting serious money into getting back into the race scene, including sponsoring a 10-man UCI Continental level team and young, talented cyclo-cross riders, including 17 year old Dylan Kerfoot-Robson who was selected to ride for the GB team at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Hoogerheide in the Netherlands on-board a Raleigh RX Race.
Being the dirty ‘cross monkey that I am, I couldn’t help but head for their cyclo-cross offerings, and though the four bike range starts with the £800 RX Elite and finishes off with the £3000 RX Team, we were lucky enough to get hold of a similar £2000 Raleigh RX Race to the one Dylan rode. It’s a carbon framed, SRAM equipped, orange and black beauty that looked great on Raleigh’s exhibition stand, but of course I was keen to find out how it would fare in the winter muck of a cyclocross season… Read More >
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